The Latest: Tips continue to roll in for missing teen Jayme Closs, press conference Monday

Barron County (WQOW) – It’s been seven days, and 13-year-old Jayme Closs is still missing, after her parents, James and Denise Closs, were found murdered in their home Monday morning. But the tips keep rolling in.

The Barron County Sheriff said their department has received more than 1,200 tips, 1,000 of them already thoroughly investigated. Sheriff Chris Fitzgerald continues to encourage the community to call and send in tips. He also reminded community members of the Gathering of Hope for Jayme Closs, which will take place on Monday evening. You can find information on the event below, or on the Barron County Sheriff’s Department Facebook page.

Jayme has been added to the top of the FBI’s Missing Persons list. Sheriff Fitzgerald said there will be a press conference at the Barron County Justice Center Monday at 4 p.m.

Below is more information from the sheriff: 

We continue to investigate the disappearance of Jayme Closs. I urge the public to continue supplying us with tips. Thus far, we have received over 1,200 tips, and of those, we have thoroughly investigated over 1,000. Please use our 24 hour tip line 1-855-744-3879, email: which will accept any photos or videos related to possible sightings.

As a reminder, the Gathering of Hope for Jayme Closs is taking place tomorrow evening, Monday, October 22, 2018 from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. at Riverview Middle School, as announced by Diane Tremblay, Superintendent of Barron Area School District. The address of the event is 135 West River Avenue, Barron, Wisconsin. If you have questions, please contact Superintendent Tremblay, Office: 715-418-9861, or Email:

Tomorrow’s news briefing will take place at 4:00 p.m., in person, at the Barron County Sheriff’s Office, 1420 State Highway 25 North. The briefing will be hosted by Sheriff Chris Fitzgerald, along FBI Special Agent in Charge, Justin Tolomeo, and a representative of Wisconsin Department of Criminal Investigation.

Jayme remains missing and endangered and has been added to the top of the FBI’s Missing Persons list, and is currently on digital billboards nationwide. Thank you to all of our law enforcement partners, citizens and businesses of our community for your continued support and prayers to bring Jayme safely home.

Every tip is important: 1-855-744-3879

Shannon Hoyt

Shannon Hoyt

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